It is October and although the weather is still warm here in Texas, I am craving the flavors of fall. I also had some apples that were getting to the point of no return and needed to use them as well. I wanted to make something simple and delicious to go with our dinner tonight and this cake fit the bill. It will go well with our sausage and apple dinner as well.
I saw this recipe while I was watching one of my new favorite cooking shows, Mad Hungry. Have you watched it yet? It is an awesome show and I love Lucinda Scala Quinn's cooking style...fast, simple and delicious. This is the first recipe of hers that I am trying but I have several more that I will be trying soon.
German Apple Cake
by Mad Hungry/Lucinda Scala Quinn
1 cup AP flour
1 1/2 tsps baking powder
1 tsp coarse salt
1 stick butter, room temperature
1 1/3 cups sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Juice of 1/2 lemon
3 to 4 tart apples (Granny Smith, Cortland or Winesap)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter or spray an 8-inch square baking pan. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. In a medium bowl, cream together butter and 1 cup sugar. Stir in eggs and vanilla. Add the flour mixture to beat until combined. Spread the mixture evenly in the prepared pan. In a small bowl, combine the remaining 1/3 cup sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice. Peel, core and slice the apples into the bowl. Toss the apples thoroughly to coat each apple slice. Arrange the apple slices on top of the batter in overlapping rows pressing lightly into the batter. Bake for 45 minutes or until a cake taster inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes before serving.
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